GaySurfers.net Comes to Byron Bay
February 12th, 2011.
Destination – Kings Beach, Byron Bay. NSW. Australia.
Weather – sunny 28 degrees (Celsius)
Water temperature – 23 degrees
Wave height – 3 feet.
GaySurfers.net is such a great concept and so meeting Thomas and his partner for the first time was like meeting gay surfing royalty. Thomas and I had a surf the day before the scheduled event and while sitting in the lineup started chatting to another surfer who happened to be gay. He was a café owner in the area and couldn’t make the event but a great contact was made and he was introduced to GaySurfers.net.
There were four members from Byron who were able to make the event. That meant a relaxed lineup with only us out, along with a huge, ancient turtle that bobbed around about 30 metres away. The turtle became the set wave indicator.
During the surf, two other surfers paddled out who happened to be gay and hadn’t heard about GaySurfes.net. It became the first time I’d ever surfed a break with six other gay guys in the water. One month ago I thought I was the only one. The GaySurfers.net community is growing!
Check out the vid for highlights…
12 thoughts on “Gay Surfers comes to Byron Bay”
good stuff, great to hear the words spreading, double thumbs up 🙂
Gay is the new Straight! step aside all you bullys! hahaha This is great stuff!
it looks like you got in some good fun-n-da-sun time…
And they’re all goofy!
We should do a survery on how many Gay surfers are goofy – maybe there’s a correlation?
@Kate – I wondered the same thing, and I did run a POLL on the site a couple of weeks ago.
Out of 45 Gay Surfers, 23 were goofy and 22 were regular … 🙂
should have had some naturals there to rip it up haha
Very cool to here about another great meetup! That warm water looks so inviting too!
That was cool! If I wasn’t in U.S. On biz – I would have had a surf with you “goofy” guys.
Good on ya! Wish I’d been there!
Some sweet little cutbacks.
Looks great! I cannot wait to get up to Byron. Never been
sweeet!! I’ve always wanted to go to Byron Bay, On my next vocation want to spend a mounth in AUS, surfing and getting to know the country. Hope I get lucky to meet other gaysurfers to hang out with.